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Top 4 things UV reduction window film can protect

Solar energy accounts for 90% of fading mainly in 3 wavebands: ultraviolet radiation, visible light and infrared radiation (heat). UV reduction window film can be applied to shop fronts and historical buildings to protect the contents from fading and weathering due to sunlight. Here are some of the most common items that UV reduction window film can protect.

Vintage and classic cars

The main contributors to car paint fading is chemical pollutants in the air, salt from road maintenance, bird droppings and UV rays. Keeping cars inside and shaded is obviously the best way to avoid fading but what about cars that are on show? Vintage and classic cars are a prime example. Showrooms can protect cars from air pollutants, salt from the road and bird droppings, but not UV rays. Which is why UV reduction film is so important.


Paintings are notoriously sensitive to environmental factors. It’s always advised to avoid hanging in direct sunlight because this can cause the painting to degenerate. Staining, discolouration, canvas weakening, flaking paint and fading can all occur if the painting is exposed to the elements. Not only is this a problem for art collectors but it can be a problem for art galleries or museums who have no choice but to display painting near a window. UV reduction window film can act as a form of protection against the effects of sunlight but steps should be taken to ensure other types of weathering don’t occur.


We’ve all seen how over time, furniture that has been positioned near a window fades quite dramatically. Furniture fading is something that can often go unnoticed before the effects are quite severe. Sometimes, you don’t see the damage that has been done until you compare it to the original. For commercial spaces, such as furniture stores, fading can become a real issue. A lot of stores are glass fronted because it’s more appealing to customers, however UV fading can damage products, costing businesses money. With the addition of UV reduction window film, items of furniture can be placed close to windows without the worry of fading. UV window film is also clear meaning that visibility remains exactly the same after the installation.

Museum artefacts

Invaluable and irreplaceable museum artefacts need to be protected. They’re handled with gloved hands, sit behind glass and are transported under highly controlled conditions. So it makes sense that a lot of museums see the benefit of UV reduction window film. It’s another layer of added protection between their precious items and the outside world.

Want to learn more about our UV reduction window film? Contact us at Westgate 01785 242181 / salesteam@westgateuk.co.uk

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